What Can You Put in a Christmas Hamper?

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted:13 September 2017 

Are you thinking of creating some beautiful Christmas hampers for the holiday season? Then be sure to read on, because the experts in Christmas hampers – the Hamper Emporium – will disclose what you can put in an Xmas hamper. Read on to find out more!

What Alcoholic Beverages Could I Put in Christmas Hampers?

There are several alcoholic beverages you could put in your Christmas hampers. However, everything depends on the personal preferences of your recipients. Some recipients will prefer Christmas hampers containing a fine wine or champagne, while others prefer a nice whisky.

If you are looking for a good all-round champagne for a Christmas hamper, we recommend the Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne. The Brut Imperial is the flagship champagne of the Moet & Chandon champagne house, and is undoubtedly one of the most beloved champagnes in the world.

Do you intend on adding a good wine to your Xmas hamper? Then you could go for one of two well-known Australian wineries, more specifically Brown Brothers and Robert Oatley. Both wineries have a well-rounded range of wines, which appeal to most Australian wine lovers and connoisseurs.

Finally, there are a bunch of whiskies you could add to your Xmas hamper this year too. There are a couple of whisky brands that stand out above the rest; this includes whiskies from distilleries such as Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Jameson, Jack Daniels and Hennessy. So, if you intend on adding whisky, be sure to look out for any of these whiskies.

Should I Add Any Sweets to My Xmas Hampers This Year?

Sweet treats are always popular, no matter the age of your intended recipients. Of course, recipients can have variable personal preferences, but there are always some safe choices to fall back on if you are creating your own Xmas hampers.

One popular choice for every Christmas hamper is chocolate, because there are not many people who dislike chocolate. The safest choice is usually milk chocolate, since they provide the perfect balance of bitter and sweet chocolate flavour.

There are several chocolate brands you could be adding to your Xmas hampers too. At the Hamper Emporium, our favourite choices for Xmas hampers are Butlers Irish Chocolates and Willie’s Cacao. One brand offers traditional flavours, while the other provides a more exotic approach to chocolate.

You can add more than chocolate to your Christmas hamper as well; this includes sugar-coated biscuits from Maison Fossier or another well-known biscuit brand. It also helps to stick to some Christmas-themed flavours when you add sweet treats to your Christmas hampers; this could include chocolate, but also fudge, vanilla, caramel, and cranberries.

Could I Add Cosmetics to a Christmas Hamper for a Female Recipient?

If you are creating a Christmas hamper for a female recipient, you could add some cosmetics to make the Christmas hamper more feminine. However, if you do add some cosmetics, you must be aware of certain allergies your recipient might have.

When you choose cosmetics for a Christmas hamper, it is always better to choose a brand that makes cosmetics from natural ingredients. Cosmetics containing too many chemicals could cause adverse reactions, so by choosing cosmetics without these unnecessary chemicals, you can ensure your recipient get the best Christmas gift.

Before you add any cosmetics to your Christmas hamper, always check product information of the brand you are buying. Check what the manufacturer is using to make the product and try to step away from too many chemicals. Ideally, you want to get some cosmetics that are produced organically.

How Do I Make Sure the Products Inside My Xmas Hamper Stay Fresh?

One of the biggest problems you will come across when creating your own Christmas hamper is finding products that stay fresh for a long time. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that any foods you incorporate into the hamper stay fresh well after your recipient opens the hamper.

When selecting products for a Christmas hamper, be sure to check for products that stay fresh longer. Good examples of such products are crackers, biscuits, fruit pastes, olives, tapenades and even shortbread. While finding these products may seem a little daunting at first, you will notice quickly that there are quite a few products you can incorporate in a Christmas hamper.

If you are terribly concerned about foods going off in your Christmas hamper, you could limit your products to wines, champagnes, and other liquors. Wines, champagnes, and liquors can stay good for many years, because most people will keep them in their wine cellar or liquor cabinet long after they receive it as a gift.

Finally, if you do decide to buy any perishables, make sure you keep them refrigerated before you put them in the hamper. Also, be sure to double-check the expiry dates of the products before you put them in the hamper.

How Do I Make My Christmas Hamper a Little More Personal?

There are many ways to make your Christmas hamper a little more personal, but the easiest way is to add a Christmas card to the hamper. Simply add a personal message for your recipient onto the card, and your recipient will immediately get a personal gift.

Of course, there are more ways you can make sure that your hamper feels quite personal to your recipient. You could personalise your hamper with a nice ribbon, or even incorporate an engraved gift into your hamper.

Can I Buy Personalised Christmas Hampers from the Hamper Emporium?

If you rather not worry about perishables and personalising your hamper, you could leave the creation of your Christmas hamper to the Hamper Emporium. The Hamper Emporium offers several pre-designed hampers, but each of them can be personalised with a free gift card accompanying the hamper. We even offer a free delivery on all Hamper Emporium gift hampers, so there are not many reasons why you should not choose the convenience of our store.

Do you want some inspiration by looking at our range of Xmas hampers? Or do you want to buy a Christmas hamper from the Hamper Emporium instead? Please head over to our Christmas hampers catalogue for more information.